The Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of the Leaf Oil of Vitex agnus-castus L.

O. Ekundayo, Into Laakso, Maija Holopainen, Raimo Hiltunen, B. Oguntimein, Veli Kauppinen

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Abstract

Vitex agnus-castus L. leaf oil, which was obtained by hydrodistillation in very low yield (0.023%), was analysed by gas chromatography and combined gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Thirty-one compounds were identified in the oil (94.8%), of which the major components were 1, 8-cineole (50.9%), sabinene (10.8%), α-pinene (9.0%), terpinen-4-ol (4.8%), p-cymene (4.2%), limonene (2.5%) and α-terpineol (2.3%). Eight sesquiterpene hydrocarbons (2.8%) and four sesquiterpene alcohols (2.4%) were also characterized in the same oil. The oil was found to demonstrate moderate antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-119
JournalJournal of Essential Oil Research
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Ekundayo, O., Laakso, I., Holopainen, M., Hiltunen, R., Oguntimein, B., & Kauppinen, V. (1990). The Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of the Leaf Oil of Vitex agnus-castus L. Journal of Essential Oil Research, 2(3), 115-119. https://doi.org/10.1080/10412905.1990.9697840
Ekundayo, O. ; Laakso, Into ; Holopainen, Maija ; Hiltunen, Raimo ; Oguntimein, B. ; Kauppinen, Veli. / The Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of the Leaf Oil of Vitex agnus-castus L. In: Journal of Essential Oil Research. 1990 ; Vol. 2, No. 3. pp. 115-119.
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Ekundayo, O, Laakso, I, Holopainen, M, Hiltunen, R, Oguntimein, B & Kauppinen, V 1990, 'The Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of the Leaf Oil of Vitex agnus-castus L.', Journal of Essential Oil Research, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 115-119. https://doi.org/10.1080/10412905.1990.9697840

The Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of the Leaf Oil of Vitex agnus-castus L. / Ekundayo, O.; Laakso, Into; Holopainen, Maija; Hiltunen, Raimo; Oguntimein, B.; Kauppinen, Veli.

In: Journal of Essential Oil Research, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1990, p. 115-119.

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